Wilton via Sydney – Intermed Course Ground skills & Riding Feb 2-4


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In this course you will further develop your ground skills as learnt in the Introductory Ground Skills Course and learn how to use these ground skills not only for basic handling but also for postural development and rehabilitation for horses who have damaged and compromised bodies – which in reality is MOST horses !!!!  Sad thing is that most people don’t know it.

The course will then expand into the riding. ‘Riding in Synchronicity’ means to ride in perfect synchronicity and harmony, becoming like a centaur where you become part of the horse and the horse becomes part of you. To achieve this we need to understand the horse’s physical body and the biomechanics of how their body works. It is vitally important for horses to be ridden in correct posture and biomechanical balance if they are to enjoy the experience, stay sound, be healthy and reach their highest athletic potential.

This course teaches the fundamental principles and “how to” of learning to ride with harmony, effortlessness and ease. Start learning the secrets to happy and successful partnerships with horses. Whether you just want to ride for pleasure or have high aspirations for competition these secrets  will be invaluable. These fundamental keys will  develop you to be a great rider and will be of great benefit whether you are relatively new to riding or had many years in the saddle. Even high level competition riders have been greatly helped by this teaching.   If  you are a raw beginner please contact me before booking to make sure that this course will be appropriate for you to come with your horse.

There are some common principles that will be found at the highest levels in all great sports people – athletes, martial artists, dancers, singers – these principles also apply to horsemanship and riding.  I have learned these principles through feldenkrais and martial arts as well as what I have learned through my experience with horses. These principles lead us to riding with fluidity, moving freely with the horse and without brace or resistance. They require being centered, aligned and using our body in a smooth, unified, open and expansive way, the opposite of being in a state of contraction or tension. The techniques presented will lead to you feeling more balanced and that means safer and more comfortable in your riding, as well as allowing your horses to move with healthy biomechanics which results in them being calmer, happier, having less resistance and with the possibility of reaching their highest athletic potential. To achieve these aims, the teaching includes a lot of body awareness and body balancing exercises. I am very excited to share all of this with you because it will be a game changer  for you and your horse.


Come along with or without your horse. Of course if you can bring your horse along your learning will be maximized as nothing beats hands on experience and having direct feedback from a supportive instructor to accelerate your learning. However the other option for attending these courses is to come and participate without a horse, in which case you would actively participate in all of the theory sessions, Q & A sessions, body awareness and balance sessions, healing sessions and simulations as well as  watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice and experiment with the exercises and tasks.


Start & Finish Times

9:30-5:30 Unless we have VERY hot weather and IF it suits all attending we can go later into the evening and have a longer break on the middle of the day and put Sharryn’s Spa Pool to good use 🙂


The cost to come with your horse is $595 for the 3 days (if a 50% deposit is received before Jan 24th ) or $695 there after.

The cost to come without your horse is $95/day or $285 (if a 50% deposit is received before Jan 24th ) or $115/day or $345 there after. 

: If you are a raw beginner and/or feel very unconfident or unsafe in handling or riding your horse please contact me before registering and booking into this course with your horse. No stallions without prior permission.

For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel mel@melfleming.com.au


Private Sessions – Lessons, Saddle fitting & BALANCE saddle test rides, 

Private lessons  ($110/hr), Saddle fittings and opportunities to test ride the BALANCE saddles are available on request. Saddle fittings with the BALANCE saddles take 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. cost $150. 
Bodywork/ PEMF treatments upon request. 
Please email to get more details or to book a session. Please let me know as soon as you can if you are interested in one of these sessions so we can plan and make sure we can fit you in.


For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel  mel@melfleming.com.au

Course Venue

” Full Circle” Farm

Round Hill Road, Wilton

Sharryn Hilton Ferguson’s Place.

For details about the venue, including directions and horse and human stay, contact Sharryn.

0414 567 895        02 4677 0061


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